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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: A-7-01
Building an International Peace-keeping System in the Middle East and the South Asian Regions


Since the end of 2010, a wave of democratic uprisings has been sweeping through many countries in the Middle East bringing with it unprecedented political change across the region. However, from the end of 2011 the focus has started to shift to the rising violence and death toll in Syria and the dispute over Iran’s Nuclear Program. Therefore, we need to keep a close eye on the current situation in the Middle East and the future course of political and economic changes in the region.
The purpose of our research project is to reach Japanese policymakers through providing insights into the rising political changes and challenges in the Middle East and South Asian regions. Through collaboration with experts from inside and outside IDE, we aim to examine closely the steps that can be taken by the Japanese government to help bring long-term peace, prosperity and stability to the region in order to enhance Japan’s energy security.


May 2012 - March 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] SUZUKI Hitoshi
[ Co-researchers ] DARWISHEH Housam
FUKUDA Sadashi
YAMADA Toshikazu
SHIMIZU Manabu (Professor, Teikyo University)
IKEUCHI Satoshi (Assistant Professor, RCAST, Tokyo University)
Ali FERDOWSI (Professor and Chair, Notre Dame de Namur University)